Captivating Chronophotos

“There are always two people in every picture:
the photographer and the viewer.”
Ansel Adams

Stunning Chronophotos

Photo by Chen Chengguang


All my life I have loved photography. I appreciate talent when I see it. That’s why I wanted to share this image I recently came across. It was taken by photographer, Chen Chengguang at  Joinus12345.

Some of you bloggers that are also photographers may have heard of a photography technique known as, Chronophotography. It’s a techniques that was a predecessor to cinematography and moving film. This antique photographic technique from the Victorian era, originally was created and used for the scientific study of movement. It captures movement in several frames of print. The prints can then be arranged like animation cels or layered in a single frame. The_Horse_in_Motion_high_res

The most famous chronophoto was created by Eadward Muybridge. Back in 1872, Muybridge worked with the former governor of California, Leland Stanford to create the famous first moving picture, THE HORSE IN MOTION. The debated question of the day was, whether all four feet of a horse were off the ground at the same time while trotting. THE HORSE IN MOTION proved they were.

All of Chen’s photographs displayed on his Instagram account are breathtaking.  His talent for capturing birds and other creatures using this antiquated form of photography, makes for captivating Chronophotos.

Shine On

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